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Long ranged structural modulation in the pre-morphotropic phase boundary cubic-like state of the lead-free piezoelectric Na1/2Bi1/2TiO3-BaTiO3

Garg, Rohini and Rao, Badari Narayana and Senyshyn, Anatoliy and Ranjan, Rajeev (2013) Long ranged structural modulation in the pre-morphotropic phase boundary cubic-like state of the lead-free piezoelectric Na1/2Bi1/2TiO3-BaTiO3. In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 114 (23).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4842855

Abstract

The nature of the pre-morphotropic phase boundary (MPB) cubic-like state in the lead-free piezoelectric ceramics (1-x)Na1/2Bi1/2TiO3-(x)BaTiO3 at x similar to 0.06 has been examined in detail by electric field and temperature dependent neutron diffraction, x-ray diffraction, dielectric and ferroelectric characterization. The superlattice reflections in the neutron diffraction patterns cannot be explained with the tetragonal P4bm and the rhombohedral (R3c) phase coexistence model. The cubic like state is rather a result of long ranged modulated complex octahedral tilt. This modulated structure exhibits anomalously large dielectric dispersion. The modulated structure transforms to a MPB state on poling. The field-stabilized MPB state is destroyed and the modulated structure is restored on heating the poled specimen above the Vogel-Fulcher freezing temperature. The results show the predominant role of competing octahedral tilts in determining the nature of structural and polar states in Na1/2Bi1/2TiO3-based ferroelectrics. (C) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to AMER INST PHYSICS,USA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2014 07:14
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2014 07:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48260

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